How to make fake licence plates
The Manufacturing Process.
Find a premises.
Purchase a couple of sheets of tinned-zinc.
Cut two pieces in the same dimensions as the plates you intend to fake. One will be the plate template, the other, the licence template.
Lay the plate template onto a metal sheet and using a pencil, trace out the number of plate blanks that can be cut from it.
Cut them out.
Tidy them up.
Paint some of the blanks black, the others white.
Put them in the rack to dry and go back to the bench, pick up the licence template and draw out, in pencil again, the (fake) licence characters in the style and placement required for that particular state. This is where custom-made comes in. A licence template is good for only one shot – we need a dozen, more.
Take more zinc sheet.
Cut them all out.
Take a dried plate blank, a black one, and place a licence template over it, paint the cut-outs white. Stick it back on the rack. Do a dozen more, all different, then sell them to the lads in need about the town before slipping away again.
header image is machine cut tinned-zinc stencils